Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeovers in Farmington, NM

Are you happy with your smile? Or do you find yourself avoiding photographs? Perhaps you subconsciously have the habit of putting your hand in front of your mouth when you speak so people cannot see your teeth. Have you considered cosmetic dentistry in Farmington, NM?young woman smiling l cosmetic dentistry farmington nm

The fact is, if you are unhappy with your smile, it is likely to have a negative impact on your overall quality of life. If you are avoiding showing your smile or not smiling much, this can actually undermine your happiness with your life in general. If you have broken, crooked, discolored, or missing teeth, a complete cosmetic smile makeover can change your smile — and your life!

At Lusk Family Dentistry, your dentist specializes in smile makeovers in Farmington, NM. We love helping our dental patients discover a look that is truly worth smiling about. If you are tired of spending your days hiding your teeth and are ready to show the world a smile you can be proud of, keep reading!

What is a cosmetic smile makeover in Farmington, NM?

A smile makeover generally involves several cosmetic dental treatments designed to fix problems you are having with your teeth and make your smile more attractive across the board. As the name implies, our smile makeovers are designed to truly "make over" your smile. If you decide to receive a full-smile cosmetic makeover, you will end up with a finished product that is dramatically different and much more beautiful than the smile you started with. Our cosmetic smile makeovers in Farmington, NM are one-of-a-kind and perfectly designed to fit your unique smile needs. 

Our dental office is highly skilled when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Farmington, NM. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jared Lusk, can fully redesign your smile using cosmetic and restorative dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, inlays and onlays, and dental bonding.

The first step in a smile makeover is to come in for an initial dental appointment with Dr. Lusk, your cosmetic dentist in Farmington. This dental appointment functions as a sort of cosmetic smile makeover consultation where Dr. Lusk will review your overall oral health and discuss with you the cosmetic concerns you have about your smile. Depending on the amount of work needed to repair damaged or misaligned teeth, Dr. Lusk will recommend different types of procedures or treatments. 

What are the common dental procedures done during a cosmetic smile makeover?

At Lusk Family Dentistry, we have extensive experience giving our patients something to smile about! We are a go-to expert on cosmetic dentistry in Farmington, NM. When you come into our office, we will design a treatment plan to help you reach your goals. We can discuss many different treatment options to address the various problems with your smile or bite.

Below, we talk a bit more about some of the most common procedures done during our cosmetic smile makeovers in Farmington, NM: 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a great way to correct cracks or gaps in your teeth. Bonding can also cover stained or discolored teeth and is a straightforward dental treatment that can be done quickly and painlessly to correct numerous cosmetic dental flaws. 

The resin used in bonding is used to fill cavities as well. The tooth-colored resin is attractive, subtle, and provides an advantage over the old, dark-colored amalgam fillings. With bonding, a composite, tooth-colored resin is molded and sculpted to fit the affected tooth. Bonding is a safe, attractive solution, and patients can expect it to last for ten or more years. If you have questions about how bonding factors into your cosmetic smile makeover in Farmington, NM, Dr. Lusk would be happy to meet with you to discuss the treatment further! 

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are additional common dental treatments used during our cosmetic smile makeovers. 

Also referred to as partial crowns, inlays and onlays use an existing tooth as a base just like full crowns do. However, unlike full crowns, an inlay is placed right on a tooth that has no existing damage to the cusps. If there is some damage, an onlay is used. 

Like crowns, both inlays and onlays strengthen the tooth and restore its shape. Inlays and onlays also prevent further damage by their placement on the teeth. If you require inlays, onlays, or both as part of your smile makeover in Farmington, NM, you can expect the entire process to take about two or three weeks from the time a mold is taken of your tooth until the partial crown is ready to be placed.

Teeth Whitening

close up of smile makeover l dentist 87401Even with proper maintenance, it can be challenging to keep our teeth as white as we'd like. Coffee, wine, tea, and smoking can cause stains that cannot be eliminated with brushing. If your teeth look lackluster, teeth whitening is a safe, affordable way to restore their natural color.

Dr. Lusk often recommends professional teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic dentistry treatments. Professional teeth whitening is an amazingly effective way to enhance your teeth as part of our smile makeovers in Farmington, NM. 

How is this whitening achieved? The whole process is actually quite simple. Our dental office uses a tray whitening system to whiten teeth. First, we make an impression of your teeth to create custom trays that you can use every time you need to whiten. The dental impression ensures that your teeth whitening trays will be an exact fit for your smile. 

Next, we give you the whitening gel to use at your own convenience. This professional-strength teeth bleaching gel will make your teeth four to eight times brighter in just a few days! You'll whiten your teeth in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Whitening your teeth has never been easier! 

If you are interested in our professional teeth whitening services as part of your cosmetic smile makeover, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Lusk at (505) 325-8401! 

Porcelain Veneers

You may also need to incorporate porcelain veneers into your cosmetic smile makeover. 

Veneers are simple dental restorations that can enhance your smile and fix issues such as chipped teeth, cracked teeth, misshapen teeth, stained teeth, or teeth that are misaligned. Veneers are thin ceramic shells bonded directly to the tooth structure with minimal impact on your natural teeth. 

In just two or three visits, you can have a beautiful, natural-looking smile that can last as long as 15 years with good oral care. Dr. Lusk will work with you to help you decide the best shape, size, and color of your veneers. Porcelain veneers are another example of how our cosmetic dentistry services in Farmington, NM are helping people learn to fall in love with their smiles! 

Tooth Implants and Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental implants are an ideal solution for patients living with one or multiple missing teeth. A dental implant looks and feels like a natural tooth, and because it replaces both your tooth and your root, it is the gold standard for tooth replacement.

Dental implants can also support dentures to provide more stability and better longevity. Four dental implants can successfully support a denture that we design to snap into position. Implant-supported dentures eliminate any embarrassing movement of your denture when you talk or eat. They also keep your bone healthy and stimulated, which helps your denture fit better and last longer.

How can I find out more about your cosmetic smile makeovers in Farmington, NM?

Our cosmetic dental office talks to patients and prospective patients about their dental needs every single day. When you are ready to learn more about our cosmetic smile makeovers in Farmington, NM, we are here to help! 

Don't hide your smile for one more day! Talk to Dr. Lusk about getting a cosmetic smile makeover at Lusk Family Dentistry by calling our front desk at (505) 325-8401 today.

We see patients from Farmington, NM, the surrounding areas of Flora Vista, Spencerville, Upper Fruitland, Kirtland, and beyond.